October 2021 Newsletter




Featured Stories This Month

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New Dean, New Perspectives

Dianne Harris, new dean of the UW College of Arts & Sciences, discusses her background, her new role, and her hopes for the College.

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UW Campus Indigenous Walking Tour

2021 alum Owen Oliver has created a walking tour – now available to the public -- to highlight the Indigenous presence on the UW’s Seattle campus.

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The Intersection of Science & Equity

Biology PhD student Ashley Paynter has created a podcast and organization that reflect her interests in science and activism. 

Opportunities to Explore

  • Chamber Dance performance. Photo by Steve Korn.

    Chamber Dance Company: 30th Anniversary Season

    October 21 – 23, 7:30 pm 
    October 24, 2 pm 
    Meany Hall 

    The Chamber Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert that investigates the empathy, intimacy, and confusion that comprise human relationships. The program includes choreography by Camille A. Brown, Joe Goode, Zvi Gotheiner, Shapiro & Smith, and Doug Varone. Tickets $10 - $22.

  • Detail of a rug from Afghanistan

    Afghanistan and Its Regional Relationships

    November 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Hear about Afghanistan from Reşat Kasaba and Cabeiri Robinson, professors in the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, and Salar Abdoh of City College of New York, in a roundtable moderated by Arzoo Osanloo, UW professor of law, societies & justice. Presented by the Jackson School's Middle East Center. Free.

  • Student playing the oboe in a concert

    University Symphony

    November 5, 7:30 pm
    Meany Hall

    David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University Symphony in a program of music by Schumann, Ravel, Boulogne, and Haydn, featuring faculty violinist Rachel Lee Priday and guest violinist Dr. Quinton Morris (Seattle University). $10.

  • detail from Jacob Lawrence Gallery event publicity graphic

    The Reordering of Things

    Through November 6
    Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building

    The Jacob Lawrence Gallery presents a group exhibition showcasing works by nine MFA students from the School of Art + Art History + Design. The featured works seek to upend familiar narratives and the ways they shape us, remapping our relationships to each other and the world. Free.

Looking for more events? Visit the UW Alumni Association website.

In The News

  • UW, Burke researchers discover four dinosaurs in Montana

    Four newly discovered dinosaurs from a Montana fieldwork site will be part of the Burke Museum's collections. The Burke’s Gregory Wilson Mantilla, UW professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology, and Kelsie Abrams, paleontology preparation laboratory manager, explain the results of their fieldwork.


  • UW psychology professor, teen weigh in on potential negative impacts of Instagram

    After Instagram announced that the platform would hold off on developing "Instagram Kids" in order to get more feedback from parents, experts, regulators, and policymakers, King 5 News asked Lucía Magis-Weinberg, UW assistant professor of psychology, to weigh in.


  • Opinion: ICE arrests in Washington tell stories of suffering that goes unseen

    When images appeared of Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers at the Texas-Mexico border, Angelina Godoy noted “the practice of unlawfully expelling asylum-seekers happens in [Washington] state, too, we just haven’t seen pictures." Godoy, professor of law, societies and justice and of international studies, is director of the UW Center for Human Rights. 


  • UW’s Chamber Dance Company celebrates 30 years of preserving and performing modern dance masterpieces

    Chamber Dance Company (CDC), made up of Department of Dance graduate students who have been professional dancers, is presenting its 30th anniversary concert. CDC began when Hannah Wiley, UW professor of dance, designed a new Master of Fine Arts program in dance.


  • Collaborating Across Continents for Disability Rights

    Eight undergrads defended the human rights of a disabled child in Peru through a case brought to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.



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